(London: Thornton Butterworth, 1932).

A VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION, ELUSIVE IN SUCH A FINE AND HANDSOME BINDING. Rarely encountered, this is one of Churchill’s most popular published works. The book represents one of Churchill's fine autobiographical writings.
The book is a collection of 23 essays, articles or memoirs on diverse subjects. It includes elements from his political career, his responsibilities for war and espionage, thoughts and musing on the future, biblical subjects and hobbies and art. The final two chapters of this book were reprinted in 1948 as PAINTING AS A PASTIME.
The illustrations include maps and some excellent political cartoons. Item #29798

First edition. With a portrait frontispiece from a contemporary photo of Churchill and with several black and white illustrations throughout. 8vo, very handsomely bound for Asprey of London in full red crushed morocco, the boards framed in gilt, the spine with gilt framed compartments between gilt stippled raised bands, two compartments gilt lettered, additional gilt numbering at a the tail, edges gilt ruled, double gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers and a.e.g. 320 pp. An especially nice copy of a book rarely seen in nice condition. The book is typically heavily foxed and this copy is essentially from of it with just a hint of occasion mottling The binding is fine indeed with no flaws what-so-ever.

Price: $1,750.00